MAVIN felicitates with the Muslim faithful on the occasion of Eld-Ul-Fitri
…Calls for appointment of people living with disabilities into government cabinet.
April 20, 2023 Fausiat Salako-Sanni
The Muslim Association of Visually Impaired of Nigeria has felicitated with Muslim faithful worldwide on the occasion of the Eld-Ul-Fitri which signifies an end to 29 or 30 days of Ramadan.
In a statement by the National Amir of the association, Alhaji Abdul-Wasiu Salaudeen urged well-meaning Nigerians to remember those who are in dire need of support especially the less privileged, the statement signed and made available to KIIN MEDIA in Lagos by the General Secretary of the association, MAVIN, Mallam Muhammadu Mustapha Mahadu.
He said that Ramadan teaches the faithful to extend their hands of fellowship to the their neighbours by providing them with things needed to celebrate in a joyous mood, hence the need for the people to show love, affection and support to those who are less privileged in the society.
Alhaji Salaudeen said Ramadan has provided opportunities for the faithful to seek God’s favour, praying to Almighty God to accept the worship, sacrifice, and charitable efforts as acts of Ibadah.
While congratulating those who won in the just concluded general elections, Alhaji Salaudeen called on the government at all levels to include people living with disabilities in key positions and appoint them to their cabinet to ensure inclusive governance.
“We thank Almighty God for the peaceful conduct of the 2023 general elections, we thank Nigerians for exhibiting a sense of maturity and perseverance during and after the conduct of the election.” Said Salaudeen.
Salaudeen said ‘we hope that those who were elected into the position of authority from members of State Assemblies, House of Representatives, Senate, Governors, and the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will include persons living with disabilities in their cabinets.
MAVIN National Amir said the association would be a lot happier if the government at all levels give priority attention to people living with disabilities by at least ten percent slots to them, while proposing that a bill be made with that effect to ensure equity, fairness and justice for them.